The petitions of two of the three incumbent alderman – 28th Ward Ald. Jason Ervin and 37th Ward Ald. Emma Mitts – have not been challenged. But each of the challengers in both of those wards are having to defend the signatures they collected to secure a spot on the Feb. 26th ballot.
They’re seeking signatures from those living in Austin’s 42nd precinct so that voters can vote on the measure in 2017. But that will likely be too late to stop G & N Food and Liquor from opening in the 5500 block of West Van Buren.
A 9:30 a.m. Aug. 28 breakfast meeting followed by an 11 a.m. press conference is planned at The New Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, where families of victims will support and speak for the coalition’s call to reinstate the assault weapons ban and the passage of gun legislation under HB 5831.